Thunder get veteran forward Maurice Harkless in trade with Hawks

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Thunder acquired veteran forward Maurice Harkless in a trade with the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

The Thunder also received a 2029 second-round pick and another draft consideration from the Hawks in exchange for Vít Krejci.

Harkless' $4.5 million contract will slot into the $4.9 million disabled player exception granted to Oklahoma City last week after rookie Chet Holmgren's injury, according to ESPN's Bobby Marks.

The 6-foot-9 Harkless averaged 4.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in 47 games with Sacramento last season. He was traded by the Kings to the Hawks in July.

Harkless made his NBA debut with Orlando in 2012. He has career averages of 6.9 points and 3.5 rebounds in 621 games, also playing for Portland, Miami, the LA Clippers and New York Knicks.

The 22-year-old Krejci was a second-round pick in the 2020 draft. The 6-foot-8 guard played in 30 games during his rookie season with Oklahoma City, averaging 6.2 points and 3.4 rebounds.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.